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Rangers 1-7 Liverpool: Salah scores record-breaking hat-trick as Reds dismantle Rangers

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An incredible second-half display saw Liverpool claim their third victory in the Champions League.

Liverpool crushed Rangers 7-1 in their Champions League clash on Wednesday. Rangers fell victim to an enraged Liverpool side that are eager to bounce back from their Premier League struggles.

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Similar to their Sunday’s match against Arsenal, Liverpool started the game with a host of defensive mistakes.

Rangers took advantage and opened the scoring through Scott Arfield in the 17th minute. The Reds quickly came back into the game when Roberto Firmino scored the equalizer seven minutes later.

However, they had to wait until the second half to complete their comeback. Firmino scored again only ten minutes in the second period before Darwin Nunez made it 3-1 after the hour mark.

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Then came Salah’s turn, who scored a hat-trick in the span of only six minutes. The quickest hat trick in Champions League history saw the Reds go ahead 6-1.

Harvey Elliot then put the icing on the cake by scoring his side’s seventh goal in the 87th minute, completing Rangers’ humiliating home defeat.

Having bounced back, at least psychologically, from their defeat against Arsenal, Liverpool must now prepare for another crucial game in the Premier League.

The Reds will meet Manchester City at Anfield this Sunday, hoping to finally claim that statement victory and end their underwhelming run in the league.

Player Ratings

Rangers: McGregor (4), Tavernier (5), Goldson (6), Davies (4), Barisic (5), Jack (6), Lundstram (5), Arfield (5), Sakala (7), Kent (5), Colak (5).

Bench: King (4), Wright (6), S. Davis (5), Morelos (6), Matondo (6).

Liverpool: Alisson (6), Gomez (7), Konate (7), Van Dijk (6), Tsimikas (6), Fabinho (7), Henderson (7), Elliott (8), Carvalho (6), Firmino (9), Nunez (7).

Bench: Robertson (6), Milner (6), Jota (8), Salah (9), Thiago (7).